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Make a Rain Barrel

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Dealing With Overflow | Sunscreen For Your New Friend | Locating Your Barrel | Mosquitoes | Daisy Chains

Mosquitoes

Any openings in your barrel should be covered with screen. The screen should exclude mosquitoes and large debris. If mosquitoes gain access, drain the water and find their access. Mosquito dunks may also be used. Mosquito dunks are a disease selected to kill only mosquitoes. Be sure that your dunks are made with Bacillus thuringiensis, not chemical insecticides. Do not use other insecticides. You might also add fish to the barrel.


Introduction | A Few FAQs | Containers | Catchment | Getting The Water In | Getting The Water Out |
Dealing With Overflow | Sunscreen For Your New Friend | Locating Your Barrel | Mosquitoes | Daisy Chains